How Your Organization Can Support Men’s Health this Movember

  What is Movember? Movember, also known as “No Shave November” is a month-long campaign to raise awareness for several serious issues that threaten men’s health and quality of life: prostate and testicular cancer, mental health issues, and suicide. Many men over the years have chosen to grow a mustache throughout the month of November as a way to show support for this important cause. The Movember Foundation facilitates the campaign and seeks to provide educational resources and to promote fundraising efforts to continue this mission. From healthcare practices to fitness facilities to places of employment, promotional products can be a very effective way to achieve this important goal of improving men’s physical and mental health. What are the Rules? There are several important rules to keep in mind when setting out to grow a mustache in support of the Movember cause: 1)   Choose a charity or team and register to begin your fundraising efforts. 2)   If you … Read More

How Qi Chargers Can Give Your Brand a Boost

          What are Qi Chargers? Qi chargers allow mobile phone users to charge wirelessly on contact by placing their devices on top of a Qi charging pad or station. Believe it or not, Qi “chee” wireless technology has been around for a few years, going unnoticed in electric toothbrushes and other consumer devices. First installed in some airports in 2014, Qi charging stations became available to Android Smartphone users at that time. When Apple added a Qi compatibility feature to the iPhone 8, Qi chargers really began to take off and are now among some of the most popular wireless chargers on the market. Now available on most newer Android models as well as iPhone 8 and newer models, Qi chargers are more popular than ever, allowing users to charge their mobile phones on contact. How do they work? Qi chargers work with something called induction … Read More

Deck out the Dorm with Promotional Products

Promotional products make great giveaways to welcome first years to college or to welcome back returning students.  Whether you choose a practical item or a more decorative option, we have a product in a style to fit every school and club! Any of these items will make a great giveaway for collegiate sports teams, dorms, sororities and fraternities and more! Practical: School packing lists have so many items that it can be hard to keep track. Help students stay organized with many practical items that they will use and appreciate. Firstly, lanyards are a very important item to keep on hand. They are a great, simple, and inexpensive way to secure keys, IDs, and other valuables. Choose from a variety of features to create the perfect lanyard and consider the Stylin’ Swivel Lanyard and Waterproof ID Key Ring, great items to start with, that, when combined, will easily hold a student ID … Read More

6 Uses for Promotional Pens: Find the Perfect Pen for Your Industry

Promotional pens are one of the most effective ways to market your organization or business because they are affordable, functional and of course, shareable! In fact, most people use pens daily. They are a great way to get your name, logo and even your contact information seen by a large number of potential customers. Here are 6 uses for promotional pens, by industry: Financial institutions: Many financial institutions offer clients pens to use when signing or filling out paperwork that they can then keep afterwards if they wish. Because of this, it is important for these types of businesses to acquire pens that work well for customers and clients, offer a sense of disposability, and don’t break the bank when purchasing high quantities. Luckily, the Easy Writer line checks all of those boxes. With a large selection to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect take away-pen. Education: With the … Read More

Creating a Trade Show Timeline: A Checklist

  Whether this is your organization’s first time or one hundredth time attending a trade show event, staying on top of your to-dos and deadlines can seem overwhelming at times. Use this timeline planner to help keep you on track! 12  Months To Go: 1)   Set your expense budget and create goals and objectives for the event, such as increasing awareness for your brand, generating sales leads and creating a memorable experience for attendees. 2)   Collect and organize all contracts and information about your event, adding upcoming deadlines to your calendar. 3)   Begin the process of gathering information about your audience- who is expected to attend the trade show, what are their interests and what have been the most successful types of booths and giveaways in the past- the coordinators of the event can help you gather this information. 4)   Choose a spot for your booth as soon as possible, so you can reserve … Read More

Five Uses for Promotional Backpacks

Backpacks are so versatile, people are increasingly choosing them to replace their other everyday bags. Of course, they still make a great promotional product choice for schools and other education-related organizations, but customized backpacks are an increasingly popular choice in many other business categories as well. At the office: The professional-looking Overland Backpack from Basecamp® is perfect for any occasion, especially transporting office supplies and important documents from the home to the office. At the gym: Drawstring backpacks are a sports and fitness staple. Whether you want to keep an extra change of clothes in the locker room or need a bag to easily carry to games, the Color Accent Drawstring Sports Pack is great for any active lifestyle. For your technology: With so many extra gadgets to cart around, it can be difficult to find a bag that can safely store all of them. The Sedimentary Compu-Backpack, however, can easily hold … Read More

Protect Your Identity with Promotional Products

As our society becomes more and more technologically advanced, so do the techniques of criminals who seek to steal our identities and defraud us. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses radio waves to wirelessly transmit data. While RFID technology can be used for good, it can also be used to collect private information without your permission. RFID-blocking products prevent the hijacking of digital data from personal items such as credit cards, passports and driver’s licenses. Additionally, anti-fraud ink prevents forgeries and “check-washing,” a technique where chemicals are used to erase writing on a check with the intent to commit fraud. Luckily, there are a number of ways we can protect ourselves. Protect your identity with one of our anti-fraud items.                     RFID Protection Card Holders:     Tech pockets are one of the most popular giveaway items on the market, but not all of them come … Read More

6 Uses for Promotional Kits

  Kits are an affordable way to offer multiple items in one convenient bundle and are always well-received. The products that we choose to include in our kits are selected for their popularity and usefulness. Here are 6 ways to use promotional kits to spread goodwill in your business, school or organization: 1) Kits to Welcome Promotional lunch kits that include an insulated lunch bag and reusable cup are a great way to welcome new hires. Most employees pack a lunch, snacks and a drink to bring to work with them every day, and a branded lunch kit is a thoughtful and useful welcome gift idea. Try filling custom lunch bags with snacks, candy or a gift card. 2) Kits to Appreciate Employee Milestones There are a variety of kit options that can be given to employees and volunteers to show your appreciation for a job well done. We suggest one … Read More

Keeping You Safe & Sharing Your Brand With Promotional Sunglasses

When warm spring weather gives way to the hot temperatures of summer, it’s time to pull out our promotional sunglasses. We love custom sunglasses for events all year round, but especially in the summer, as they are a great way to share your brand as well as to protect your eyes!  Sunglasses Trends Crestline has a great selection of sunglasses that are fashionable and useful. One pair that we love is our Aviator Shades. This popular style is great for men and women and provides 100% UV protection. Our Cruise Retro collection never goes out of style. In a wide variety of colors and styles, these sunglasses make great giveaways for schools, outdoor events, festivals and weddings. Their UV400 lenses provide 100% UVA and UVB protection. The Scoop on Sun Protection While many people may just think of sunglasses as a stylish summer accessory, they actually play a big role in protecting your eyes from … Read More

Promotional Products with Staying Power: The Top Five

Why are promotional products such an effective way to spread your brand’s or organization’s message? According to the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), a whopping 81% of people keep the promotional products they are given for more than a year. This means that your logo or message will be seen by a large number of people, over a long period of time. The research also shows that people who receive a promotional product remember the advertiser who gave it to them and are more likely to choose them to do business with. Promotional products have been used by businesses and nonprofits for many years to raise awareness for their brand or cause. These five categories of promotional products have lasting power because they are useful, affordable and people enjoy receiving them. 1) Sunglasses Sunglasses remain one of the most popular categories in promotional products. There are no sizing issues to contend … Read More

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